Housing Assistance for Those Impacted by COVID
Mobile County was awarded $1,754,165 in Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Using a portion of CDBG-CV funding, the County Grants Department has partnered with a local nonprofit (i.e., Legal Services of Alabama) to provide mortgage and utility assistance as well as other various aid and relief services for income-qualified, COVID-impacted households.
The County was also awarded $12,376,572 in U.S. Treasury funding for Emergency Rental Assistance (TERA1) through the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) and $9,793,002.50 for additional Emergency Rental Assistance (TERA2) from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) to provide income-qualified, COVID-impacted households with resources for rental and utility assistance. Using TERA funding, the County provided rental and utility assistance (along with other expenses related to housing as may be eligible) by means of an online application portal, and centralized call center. Funding under TERA2 were also available for an Eviction Prevention Program that provided assistance for eligible tenants facing court dates for eviction proceedings.
TERA funds have been spent and the program is now closed.
Mobile County residents may find information about other available resources by calling 2-1-1.
For those living within the City of Mobile, rental assistance may still be available through:
- Mobile Community Action 251-457-5700
- Housing First 251-450-3345 or
- Legal Services 866-456-4995
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Rental and Utility Assistance - Program Now Closed
Eviction Prevention Program - Program Now Closed
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